Written by Matthew Cannata
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is the brother of Mike Pouncey and they were sued Friday in a Florida court over their alleged involvement in an assault earlier this month. Earlier today, Maurkice spoke out on the incident.
"I'm a man about everything. Y'all know that any time I've made a mistake, I admit to it. For something like this to happen when I had no involvement, it's upsetting. It hurts me. It's on my mind like crazy. Hopefully, it blows over. Our lawyer put out a statement."
Pouncey doesn't expect him or his brother to be disciplined in regard to the alleged incident.
"No fear at all," said Pouncey. "The only thing that sucks about it is that I tried to keep a clean nose throughout the process this year. Having to deal with this, sucks, it truly does. Even for the birthday party, we hired our own retired police officer to go out with us. For something like to this to happen is truly unbelievable. I just want to take the time to apologize to the the fans who take this the wrong way. You guys all know me and know the person I am. For people to say bad things about me, that sucks. But sometimes you've got to deal with bad things in life and move on."
The suit doesn't say how much the alleged victims are seeking from the Pouncey brothers, only that it is in excess of $15,000.